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With Brits living longer and the rules of retirement constantly changing, you could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. Look here for all of the news and insight you need to plan your future, whether you’re retiring now or looking forward to freedom. If you're on the cusp of retirement check out our 'Retiring Now' section. Our 'Retirement Planning' section is a useful tool in the run-up to retirement.

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Inquiry launched into self-employment and pension enrolment

A committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into self-employment seeking views on...

A six-point guide to SIPPs

Only 14% of people feel confident explaining what a SIPP is to a friend so we go...

Don’t neglect old pensions: tips to get yours into shape

Many people neglect their old personal pension plans. But in some cases they cou...

Ten top takeaways from the Autumn Statement

Find out how today's announcements will help or hurt the pound in your pocket.

Pension triple lock safe for now but those in drawdown to take a hit

The pension triple lock will be maintained until at least 2020 and the governmen...

Higher state pension age set to deprive many of decent retirement

Age UK is urging the government to consider those who will struggle to work into...

Retiring now

State pension increase confirmed

The government has confirmed next year's state pension will increase by 2.5% und...

How to prepare for your first meeting with a financial adviser

Preparing for retirement and seeing an adviser for the first time? Here's what y...

Annuity providers told to show own quote AND best open market rate

Annuity providers will be required to show their own quote in addition to the hi...

Crackdown on pensions cold calling 'must go further'

The government’s plans to ban pensions cold calling need to be extended to cov...

Over half of Brits think homes should be sold to pay for care

Property is the most practical solution for funding care in later life, accordi...

Good news for retirees as annuity rates rally, but can they go higher?

Annuity rates are staging a mini revival after hitting record lows earlier this ...

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